Things to do | Posted 08 May 2014

Glasgow offers a beautiful city bursting with culture, heritage and picturesque cycle routes! Enjoy the sunshine as you explore this fantastic city cruising along the River Clyde, or snaking through Glasgow city centre. Whichever route you choose, this is the perfect spring/summer activity and one of the best ways to discover Glasgow.

We’ve collected together a selection of cycle routes ideal for exploring Glasgow for the first time - take a look at our guide to Cycling in the City…

Build Up a Thirst Route


Start/End
: West Brewery, Glasgow
Duration: 1 Hour 30 minutes
Distance: 15.31m /24.64 Km

Details: A road-based cycle, this moderate to hard route is perfect for those who want to build up a sweat as well as enjoy the city. Headed North East of Glasgow, this route takes you through some sites and museums, with the People’s Palace, Alexandra Park, Hogganfield Loch and Springburn Park along the way.


Glasgow Canal, River & City Loop

Glasgow Cycling Queen Park Path by atomicjeep / Creative Commons(image size has been modified)


Start/End
: Lancefield Quay
Duration: 1 Hour 24 minutes
Distance: 14.27m /22.97 Km

Details: This easy route offers a nice circuit up through Kelvingrove Park, with a long stretch of cycle path/route 7 running alongside the River Clyde to finish.

Glasgow Centre to Clydebank Loop

Glasgow Cycling Photo by Les Chatfield / Creative Commons(image size has been modified)


Start/End
: Lancefield Quay
Duration: 1 Hour 24 minutes
Distance: 14.27m /22.97 Km

Details: This easy route offers a nice circuit up through Kelvingrove Park, with a long stretch of cycle path/route 7 running alongside the River Clyde to finish.


Glasgow City and Harbour Quick Fit Loop

Glasgow Cycling Queen Park Path by atomicjeep / Creative Commons(image size has been modified)


Start/End
: Glasgow Green
Duration: 42 minutes
Distance: 7.56m /12.17 Km

Details: This easy to moderate ride really offers Cycling in the City! Starting from Glasgow Green, this circuit takes you through Glasgow city centre, via Kelvingrove park and along the River Clyde for a challenging (a few uphill climbs) and enjoyable (the downhills) cycle during your staycation!


Glasgow Figure of Eight Route

Glasgow Cycling Bells Bridge by Pat Rondon / Creative Commons(image size has been modified)


Start/End
: Bells Bridge
Duration: 1 Hour 12 minutes
Distance: 12.46m /20.05Km

Details: A great circuit that runs along the river and south of the city, offering an alternative route as you cycle a figure of eight across the Clyde. The ride offers an easy route covering mostly quiet roads and cycle paths.


Glasgow Southside Parks Route

Glasgow Cycling Creative Commons (image size has been modified)


Start/End
: George Square
Duration: 1 Hour 54 minutes
Distance: 19.76m /31.80Km

Details: This is a slightly longer, easy to medium difficulty circuit, which offers a beautiful ride through a few of Glasgow’s fantastic parks. Heading south of the city, the route takes you round via Glasgow Science Centre, through Bellahouston Park and down to Pollock Country Park, where the Pollock Country House and the Burrell collection city attractions can be found (if you fancy a pit stop). The circuit continues on through Queen’s Park, over and along the River Clyde and through Glasgow Green to complete.

Looking for hotels in Glasgow for your Cycling in the City Staycation? Jurys Inn Glasgow offers the ideal city centre location for your next trip.

With thanks to Cycle Route for cycle routes and information.

Learn more about booking a city break in Glasgow.


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